USH1 07082009 - Ancient America american natives spread out vary culturally primitive stereotypes from media Start as far back as we can history

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7/8/2009 Ancient America american natives, spread out, vary culturally, primitive, stereotypes from media? Start as far back as we can, history and archeology start to overlap so both historians and archaologiests are studying the past. Difference? Archeology is the study of physical artifacts and historians use written records and art and media forms. Overlapping. Very first humans, no written record, so some stuff here from archeology. Uncertainty and questions about the very first ppl in America. Most agree on a couple things. First, humans to step foot on America were immigrants. Second, fully evolved homo sapiens already, not neanderthals or anything. Not sure when or how. 200000 years ago, we all descended from them, modern humans. Migrated out of Africa into Europe and Asia, and then were separated by oceans. 25000 years ago, modern humans moved into Asia and Northeastern Siberia, goes into coldest of the ice Age – wisconsin glaciation 25000 – 12000 years ago. So cold, sea water froze into ice, snow piled onto glaciers and sea level drop in some places about 350 ft below what they are now. Exposes Bering land bridge, Beringia, connects Siberia to Alaska. Humans walk across into America. 4k-5k year lasting bridge. People start to migrate from Siberia into Alaska and have no idea obviously. Just following animals and food sources. Descendents spread throughout north and south america. Very first immigrants called Paleo-Indians, or clovis people. Traveled in small groups, get to North America after 15k years ago, but before 13500 years ago, from several different archaeological sites found in the 1930s, earliest sites around then. Different sites spread, spearpoint called Clovis point, referred to those people as clovis ppl bc they all made the same tip. Most people think Clovis were first americans. Little more complicated than that. North and South America sites that seem to be older? Older than bering land bridge even. Sailed possibly. Most experts think that would've been difficult/dangerous to sail
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2009 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Lauderback during the Summer '09 term at Austin Community College.

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USH1 07082009 - Ancient America american natives spread out vary culturally primitive stereotypes from media Start as far back as we can history

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